The new EUCON Hybrid option for System 5-B extends the control capabilities of the console beyond the dedicated DSP Core to the outside world, bringing DAW tracks from multiple workstations onto the console surface for mixing. No other control system or console comes close to the power and total integration of Euphonix control surfaces with EUCON.
Any DAW running the EUCON Client Application on the network can have its tracks selected for placement and control on the System 5-B surface. The position of DAW tracks on the surface is completely flexible. Multiple tracks from separate DAWs may be placed in any order on the surface simultaneously next to Euphonix DSP channels. These channel Layouts may be saved, making them easy to access and organize - one Layout for DSP channels, one for Pro Tools and one with combinations from multiple DAWs for example.
This greatly extends the capability of any System 5-B console and allows operators access to DAW tracks that would otherwise be available only as traditional playback sources. It is now possible to have direct, high-speed access to any of these tracks, their plug-ins and metering.
The EUCON control protocol makes all this connectivity possible and is transparent to the user. The EUCON Hybrid Pilot Computer scans the Ethernet network for available workstations. Any PC or Mac application, not just DAWs, can be controlled from the System 5-B surface.
The EUCON Client Application is installed on each PC or Mac workstation for basic connectivity. This allows control surface commands, such as fader or knob moves, to be translated into EUCON, HUI or Mackie Control commands for each application. Native EUCON applications that directly support the EUCON protocol, such as Digital Performer, Nuendo, Logic Pro, Maestro, MIO Console, SONAR and Pyramix, have an extremely high level of integration with high-resolution, high-speed connectivity to all of the application’s functions, including multi-channel metering and EQ/pan curves. Control is fast and highly responsive.
In addition to fader, pan, aux sends, metering and routing, EUCON Hybrid allows access to the track’s plug-ins from the 8 knobs on the System 5-B.